The Idea of the Gentleman in the Victorian Novel

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ISBN: 9781317207436
Release Date: 2016-08-05
Number of pages: 202
Author: Robin Gilmour
Publisher: Routledge

Download and read online The Idea of the Gentleman in the Victorian Novel in PDF and EPUB First published in 1981, this book represents the first comprehensive examination of Victorian society’s preoccupation with the ‘notion of the gentleman’ and how this was reflected in the literature of the time. Starting with Addison and Lord Chesterfield, the author explores the influence of the gentlemanly ideal on the evolution of the English middle classes, and reveals its central part in the novels of Thackeray, Dickens and Trollope. Combining social and cultural analysis with literary criticism, this book provides new readings of Vanity Fair and Great Expectations, a fresh approach to Trollope, and a detailed account of the various streams that fed into the idea of the gentleman.

Victorian Literature and the Victorian State

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ISBN: 9780801881541
Release Date: 2004-12-01
Number of pages: 320
Author: Lauren M. E. Goodlad
Publisher: JHU Press

Download and read online Victorian Literature and the Victorian State in PDF and EPUB Studies of Victorian governance have been profoundly influenced by Discipline and Punish, Michel Foucault's groundbreaking genealogy of modern power. Yet, according to Lauren Goodlad, Foucault's analysis is better suited to the history of the Continent than to nineteenth-century Britain, with its decentralized, voluntarist institutional culture and passionate disdain for state interference. Focusing on a wide range of Victorian writing—from literary figures such as Charles Dickens, George Gissing, Harriet Martineau, J. S. Mill, Anthony Trollope, and H. G. Wells to prominent social reformers such as Edwin Chadwick, Thomas Chalmers, Sir James Kay-Shuttleworth, and Beatrice Webb—Goodlad shows that Foucault's later essays on liberalism and "governmentality" provide better critical tools for understanding the nineteenth-century British state. Victorian Literature and the Victorian State delves into contemporary debates over sanitary, education, and civil service reform, the Poor Laws, and the century-long attempt to substitute organized charity for state services. Goodlad's readings elucidate the distinctive quandary of Victorian Britain and, indeed, any modern society conceived in liberal terms: the elusive quest for a "pastoral" agency that is rational, all-embracing, and effective but also anti-bureaucratic, personalized, and liberatory. In this study, impressively grounded in literary criticism, social history, and political theory, Goodlad offers a timely post-Foucauldian account of Victorian governance that speaks to the resurgent neoliberalism of our own day. -- Janice Carlisle

John Halifax Gentleman

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ISBN: UOM:39015063545514
Release Date: 1859
Number of pages: 499
Author: Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

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Great expectations Charles Dickens

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105009684155
Release Date: 1994
Number of pages: 245
Author: Roger D. Sell

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ISBN: 9780748129232
Release Date: 2011-02-03
Number of pages: 560
Author: Sarah Waters
Publisher: Hachette UK

Download and read online Fingersmith in PDF and EPUB London 1862. Sue Trinder, orphaned at birth, grows up among petty thieves - fingersmiths - under the rough but loving care of Mrs Sucksby and her 'family'. But from the moment she draws breath, Sue's fate is linked to that of another orphan growing up in a gloomy mansion not too many miles away.

The Gentleman in Trollope Individuality and Moral Conduct

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ISBN: 1349059498
Release Date: 2014-01-14
Number of pages: 303
Author: Shirley Robin Letwin
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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John Halifax Gentleman

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ISBN: 155111500X
Release Date: 2005-10-26
Number of pages: 592
Author: Dinah Mulock Craik
Publisher: Broadview Press

Download and read online John Halifax Gentleman in PDF and EPUB This 1856 novel, one of the most beloved of the Victorian period, follows the life, from childhood to death, of an orphaned boy who grows to become a wealthy and powerful leader in his community. The young John Halifax is taken in by Abel Fletcher, a Quaker tanner, and forms a close friendship with Fletcher’s son, Phineas. Through hard work and integrity, John overcomes obstacles to find domestic happiness and material success. His achievements symbolize those of England in the early nineteenth century, and this novel captures the ambition and ebullient optimism of the growing Victorian middle class. This Broadview edition includes a critical introduction and full annotation; the idea of the “gentleman” in Victorian culture, labour unrest in the early nineteenth century, and women’s roles in Victorian England are explored in the broad selection of contextual documents.

The Longman Anthology of British Literature

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ISBN: UVA:X004401562
Release Date: 1999-12-01
Number of pages: 2680
Author: David Damrosch
Publisher: Addison-Wesley

Download and read online The Longman Anthology of British Literature in PDF and EPUB The Compact Edition of the first new anthology of British Literature in 25 years, The Longman Anthology of British Literature, Compact Edition presents the varieties of British literature within the dynamic cultural landscape of the British Isles. From the Middle Ages to the present, the Compact Edition is available in a single volume for the one-semester course or in two volumes (A and B) for the two-semester course.

Alias Grace

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ISBN: 0307797953
Release Date: 2011-06-08
Number of pages: 480
Author: Margaret Atwood
Publisher: Anchor

Download and read online Alias Grace in PDF and EPUB Soon to be a Netflix Original series, Alias Grace takes readers into the life of one of the most notorious women of the nineteenth century. It’s 1843, and Grace Marks has been convicted for her involvement in the vicious murders of her employer and his housekeeper and mistress. Some believe Grace is innocent; others think her evil or insane. Now serving a life sentence, Grace claims to have no memory of the murders. An up-and-coming expert in the burgeoning field of mental illness is engaged by a group of reformers and spiritualists who seek a pardon for Grace. He listens to her story while bringing her closer and closer to the day she cannot remember. What will he find in attempting to unlock her memories? Captivating and disturbing, Alias Grace showcases bestselling, Booker Prize-winning author Margaret Atwood at the peak of her powers.

Hard Times

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ISBN: BNC:1001933654
Release Date: 1854
Number of pages: 352
Author: Charles Dickens

Download and read online Hard Times in PDF and EPUB The world of Hard Times For These Times revolves around a small industrial town firmly in the grip of one businessman. Bounderby is owner of the local mill and Gradgrind, his employee, is the schoolmaster--together they define and enforce the town's moral character with an iron fist. Many of the characters--including Gradgrind eventually--try and fail to resist Bounderby's influence, to their own demise. Published in 1854, the novel revealed Dickens' sharpest views on capitalism and its questionable moral underpinnings and spurred significant critical debate among his contemporaries. This is a free digital copy of a book that has been carefully scanned by Google as part of a project to make the world's books discoverable online. To make this print edition available as an ebook, we have extracted the text using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology and submitted it to a review process to ensure its accuracy and legibility across different screen sizes and devices. Google is proud to partner with libraries to make this book available to readers everywhere.

Longman Anthology British Literature

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ISBN: 0321047729
Release Date: 1998-07-01
Number of pages: 3024
Author: Addison-Wesley Longman, Incorporated

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Filename: masterplots.pdf
ISBN: UOM:49015002914803
Release Date: 1996
Number of pages: 624
Author: Frank Northen Magill
Publisher: Salem Pr Inc

Download and read online Masterplots in PDF and EPUB "Entries ae arranged alphabetically by title, with the type of work, author, type and time of plot, locale, first publication date, and principal characters listed. A plot synopsis is followed by a critical essay and a brief bibliography. Each entry is three to four pages in length. The four indexes included are by chronological date, by geogaphic locale, by title, and by author. The title 'Masterplots' does not convey the depth of information contained in the 12 volumes. The titles treated range chronologically from antiquity to the early 1990s, with the major emphasis on literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. While the majority of the entries are British, European, and United States fiction, the work also encompasses drama, works or collections of poetry, and nonfiction." Am Ref Books Annu, 1997.

The Longman Anthology of British Literature

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ISBN: 0321106695
Release Date: 2002-07-01
Number of pages: 1056
Author: Heather Henderson
Publisher: Longman Pub Group

Download and read online The Longman Anthology of British Literature in PDF and EPUB "The Longman Compact Anthology of British Literature" is a concise and thoughtfully arranged survey of British literature for the one semester course.

Chivalry and the English Gentleman

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ISBN: 0300027397
Release Date: 1981
Number of pages: 312
Author: Mark Girouard

Download and read online Chivalry and the English Gentleman in PDF and EPUB Geïllustreerde studie over de herleving van de codes van het middeleeuwse ridderschap van het einde van de 18e eeuw tot de eerste wereldoorlog.